President Donald Trump is speaking about the partial government shutdown more than 34 days since it began. This comes as federal workers miss another paycheck and air travel is delayed because of a shortage of workers.
After an at-times heated debate, the Senate on Thursday, as expected, failed to approve either of the competing measures that would have ended the standoff over border wall funding.
If nothing else, the votes seemed to spur a flurry of efforts to find a way to end the standoff. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced on the Senate floor after the measures failed that he spoke with President Trump about a three-week stopgap bill to reopen the government.